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From "Jay D. McHugh" <>
Subject Re: osgi >> trunk
Date Sat, 14 Nov 2009 01:00:23 GMT
I have been trying to figure out exactly what an OSGi based application
server meant.  And how it would be implemented by Geronimo and how it
would be implemented by other server developers.

It seems (please correct me if I am wrong) that we are trying to put
Geronimo into an OSGi container.  But, as far as I can tell, other
server developers are "OSGi'ifying" their servers by putting an OSGi
container into them.

The direction that we are going seems like it will result in a superior
and far more flexible server that will allow for live updating of
components and all of the other good things that OSGi provides for.

But, we seem to be alone in having this direction.  So, I think that we
may end up being trailblazers in this.

Does anyone have a better understanding of what we are doing (or is my
assessment basically correct)?  Or, corrections to what I think the
other server developers (JBoss, Glassfish, etc) are doing?


David Jencks wrote:
> I have the sandbox osgi framework working enough to start the geronimo
> plugins, so I'm planning to move this work into trunk so we can all
> pitch in more easily on getting the rest of geronimo running on osgi.
> There's one legal issue to take care of first, since I copied in some
> plexus code that is not clearly available under asl2.  The code appears
> to have been derived from ant, so I'm going to see if we can get the
> same results by importing or using ant code.
> I think that Donald is planning to make a branch off of trunk for a
> convenient place to try out jpa2 stuff at least until we have the
> equivalent working under osgi.
> If you have any concerns about this please speak up!
> thanks
> david jencks

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